Andre (André) Dignimont Biography

French painter, engraver, and illustrator.   Born 22 Aug. 1891 and dies 4 Feb. 1965
André Dignimont studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. His work consists largely of nudes and Parisian scenes, often in pen and ink with watercolour washes, somewhat in the manner of Jules Pascin. This style was easily adapted to the pochoir technique and, under the influence of Gus Bofa, André Dignimont became one of the foremost illustrators of his day, while still exhibiting regularly at the Galerie Bernier and the Galerie Charpentier, and in various Paris Salons, especially at the Salon de l'Araignée, founded by his friend Gus Bofa. Our prints by André Dignimont are a mixture of pochoirs and original etchings, made for a variety of projects, often to illustrate texts by his friend Francis Carco, whose now-underrated novels of Paris low-life, full of street slang and sleaze, suited Dignimont down to the ground. We also have André Dignimont?s 1927 etchings for the book Amants et Voleurs by Tristan Bernard, which show the pronounced influence of the German Expressionists.

Created the 1949 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Label.